Matthew Henry (Author of Matthew Henrys Commentary on the Whole Bible)
Luke 6 – The Sermon on the Plain
Jesus and Sabbath controversy. Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. Now it happened on the second Sabbath : If the unnamed first Sabbath was the one mention in Luke , Luke gave this time marker to show how busy Jesus had been in the two weeks second Sabbath since the Sabbath mentioned in Luke Clarke, along with others, believe this phrase refers to the first Sabbath after the Passover. His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands : There was nothing wrong with what they did. Their gleaning was not considered stealing, according to the provision for the poor of the land given in Deuteronomy
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Therefore many verses do not yet have notes, but if the Lord tarries and gives me breath, additions will follow in the future., Matthew Henry's Commentary.
Reflect on Scripture and learn a Hebrew word each day for the next two-weeks with this free devotional, Holy Land Moments! Here Jesus sets forth his ethic for daily life in detail. The sermon begins with a recognition of the disciples' blessing as a result of God's grace. The rest of the sermon gives the ethical response to being such a beneficiary. Disciples are to live and relate to others in a way that stands out from how people relate to one another in the world. They are to love and pray for their enemies.